The Centers Community Lunches - Coming to Consciousness for Transracial Adoptees


- 1:00pm


VU 735 (Multicultural Center Multipurpose Room)


The Centers Community Lunches

Transracial adoptees have unique experiences related to race and adoption that shape their identity development. Dr. Kim will talk about the ways transracial adoptees develop their individual and community racial and adoptee identities. 

Bio: JaeRan Kim, Ph.D., MSW, (she/hers) is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work and Criminal Justice at the University of Washington at Tacoma, located on the traditional territories of the Puyallup peoples. Prior to completing her doctoral degree, she worked with foster and adopted children and families and with adults with disabilities in residential care. JaeRan’s research is focused on the wellbeing of adoptees, exploring disability, race, and transnational experiences for adoptees. As a public scholar, JaeRan is passionate about engaging in community-based projects; her blog Harlow’s Monkey, which focuses on the transracial/transnational adoptee experience, is one of the longest-running transracial adoption blogs in the United States. 

Join the Office of Multicultural Student Services, LGBTQ+ Western, and the Disability Access Center every Wednesday at noon in the Multicultural Center on the 7th floor of the Viking Union. MCC lunches are focused on student development and community-building. All are welcome for food, conversation, and learning in community!

AA/EO. Accessibility Statement: This event is intended for all participants, including those with visible or non-apparent disabilities.  For disability accommodation(s) (such as ASL interpretation, etc.) please contact the ADEI Unit, Advance notice is appreciated and sometimes necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs.